Monday, September 15, 2008

Self-Ed 9/15/08

Read this week:
Sense and Sensibility (in progress)
Romeo and Juliet (complete)

Comments: Not much to say this week. Still liking Sense and Sensibility!

Treasure Island (complete)
I, Robot (in progress)

Treasure Island is the book that is responsible for most of the today's pirate stereotypes: pirate with a peg leg, pirate with a talking parrot on shoulder, the image of the pirate climbing the (scaffolding) with a knife in his mouth, singing and rum drinking pirates, etc. I'm not quite sure where people get the phrase "Shiver me timbers," because in this book, they say "Shiver my timbers." Not the best book I've read so far, but quite good nonetheless.
I'm very nearly finished with I, Robot. It's been a pretty good read so far. I will post my comments on it next week.

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